Vogelsangs Grand, Brussels, 1850

The Dutch piano builder Vogelsangs came to Brussels in 1830 and founded a modest workshop. In the following years he became a renowned piano builder due to his instruments of high quality. In the forties of the 19th century he became a supplier of the court and received important awards at all the industrial expositions. At the National exposition of 1847 he wins a golden medal for a grand piano, strongly based on the grand pianos that Erard produced at the same moment in time. 


Technical data:

  • Inscription: j.F. VOGELSANG / Fbt. de (armoiries de la Belgique) la Cour/BRUXELLES. m├ędaillon: 1RE/MEDAILLE/D'OR - m├ędaillon EXPOSITION/1847
  • Compass: 7 octaves (AAA-a'''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2: una corda - forte
  • Dimensions: L 236 cm / W 136 cm
  • Case: rosewood veneer - guilloche moldings
  • Literature: VANDERVELLEN, P. "Le pianoforte dans les provinces belges (1761-1851)"
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 63 226
  • Location: 1 - Museum "Piano's Maene" Brussels

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